History of Laying of tracks in Mumbai Western
NAMING SCHEME OF INDIAN RAILWAYS LOCOMOTIVE
Oct 08 2019 (09:54)
Blog Post# 4451710-12
CircarExpress^~ Added by: ಜಯ ಭಾರತ ಜನನಿಯ ತನುಜಾತೆ^~ Oct 08 2019 (10:16)
1) Naming diesel locomotives based on their power output, started only in 2002. Prior to that, the last digit in the locomotive class name represented the chronological order of the introduction of the locomotive. In 2002, the naming scheme was changed to represent the output power. But the WDP1 loco and all the shunters were exempt from the naming scheme. Since the WDM6 and the WDM7 are mainly used as shunters, they were not renamed.
For example, WDM1 was a BG, mixed-use diesel loco, and the first mainline diesel loco introcduced, hence the suffix '1' at the end. Similarly, WDM2 was the second, WDM3 (NOT the present day WDM3A, WDM3 were a different class of locos homed only at Gooty in SCR)...
History of Indian Railways electrification
Oct 07 2019 (10:46)
Blog Post# 4451563-0
ಜಯ ಭಾರತ ಜನನಿಯ ತನುಜಾತೆ^~ Added by: ಜಯ ಭಾರತ ಜನನಿಯ ತನುಜಾತೆ^~ Oct 07 2019 (10:51)
History of Electrification in Indian Railways:-
The first electric train ran in India with the inauguration of services between Bombay VT and Kurla Harbour on 3rd Feb 1925 on ex-GIP Railway system. The section was electrified on 1500 Volt DC. Electric traction was subsequently extended on Central Railway upto Igatpuri on Northeast line and Pune on Southeast line where heavy gradients on the Western Ghats compelled introduction of electric traction. 1500 Volt DC traction was introduced on the Suburban section of Western Railway between Colaba and Borivili on 05.01.1928 and between Madras Beach and Tambaram of Southern Railway on 15.11.1931.Thus, before dawn of Independence, India had 388 KM of DC electrification.
New rules for appointment of Monitors in various Monitor Forums.
1. For TL Monitor, you need to have at least about 200- 300 Confirmed Timeline Entries. Thereafter, if the TLM community accepts you, you will be appointed.
2. For PNR Monitor, you need to have about 1000 Correct PNR Predictions with good accuracy.
List of abandoned/non-functional railway lines
Oct 05 2019 (00:44)
Blog Post# 4448587-10
CircarExpress^~ Added by: 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~ Oct 05 2019 (01:05)
This is going to be a long post - I'll try to spread it over 2-3 posts.
State-wise list of abandoned/non-functional lines (Going South to North - Some states really do not have any notable abandoned lines, in those cases, I've highlighted some small bypass lines that were abandoned).
Meter gauge - Cochin State Forest Tramway - Thrissur-Parambikulam (dismantled)